Marichi temple

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Marichi temple
ମାରିଚୀ ମନ୍ଦିର
Marichi temple Baleswar Odisha.jpg
Coordinates 21°33′29.94″N 86°45′9.96″E / 21.5583167°N 86.7527667°E / 21.5583167; 86.7527667Coordinates: 21°33′29.94″N 86°45′9.96″E / 21.5583167°N 86.7527667°E / 21.5583167; 86.7527667
Country India
State Odisha
District Baleswar
Locale Ajodhya
Sanctum Marichi, Varahi, Buddha
Major festivals Durga Puja, Asokastami
Architecture Odishan Pidha vimana temple architecture
Number of temples
Date built 10-11th Century
Temple board Marichi Puja Committee, Ajodhya[1]

Marichi Temple (Odia: ମାରିଚୀ ମନ୍ଦିର) is a Hindu and Buddhist temple located in Ajodhya, Baleswar, Odisha, India.


This temple is situated 9 km north of Sajanagada. It is on the right side of the road leading from Nilagiri to Mayurbhanj in Baleswar district, Odisha.


The temple is a newly built pidha vimana like other temples of Odisha. The temple houses many Tantra-, Jainism- and Buddhism-related images dating back to the late 11th century. It is thought that during Somavamsi Keshari rule the deities were built. There are many old icons like four-handed Varahi, Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra, Jain tirthankara, Avalokitesvara.

The central icon is worshiped as Durga and closely seeing the image is a Mahayana goddess Marichi. The Marichi image is flanked by two goddesses. The Garbhagriha houses three icons of late 11th century. Durga Puja is a famous festival in this temple.[1]


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Media related to Marichi temple, Orissa at Wikimedia Commons


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